May 1924


Author Affiliations

By Walter Timme, M. D., Attending Neurologist, Neurological Institute, New York; Professor of Endocrinology, Broad Street Hospital; Professor of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital. Price, $1.50. Pp. 123, with 27 illustrations. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1923.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1924;33(5):658. doi:10.1001/archinte.1924.00110290127011

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This monograph is a reprint of an article published under the title of "Clinical Endocrinology" in 1921. It contains brief chapters on the thymus, pineal glands, the thyroids, the suprarenals, the pituitary, and the gonads. The pancreas and the parathyroid glands are not discussed. The treatment of this subject is clinical and the neurologic aspects of the several alleged endocrine syndromes are stressed. The author accepts, without much critical discussion many of the theories of pluri-glandular syndromes and mutual endocrine interaction. This may be necessary in such a brief paper, but may mislead a reader who accepts the book as a reliable authority. There is little evidence that the pineal body is an endocrine organ, and this applies to the thymus gland also.

The author assumes as a demonstrated fact a depression of thyroid activity by gonad hormones. "A good example of such hyperthyroidism is that seen in some women

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